The Most Reverend Bishop Frank J. Caggiano (right) of the Diocese of Bridgeport poses with St. Matthew Church (Norwalk) Pastor Msgr. Walter Orlowski
NORWALK, Conn. – The Most Reverend Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will be the special guest speaker at the Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council 14360’s 5th Annual Family Communion Breakfast on Sunday, June 3, 2018 after the 9am Mass (around 10am) in the St. Matthew Masterpool Great Room, 216 Scribner Ave in Norwalk.
The Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano was installed as Fifth Bishop of Bridgeport on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at St. Theresa Church in Trumbull.
On February 22, 2014, he formally convoked the 4th Synod of the Diocese of Bridgeport, the first in 32 years, as an opportunity for renewal and pastoral planning.
More than 8,000 faithful turned out for the Synod Closing Mass Celebration at Webster Bank Arena on September 19, 2015. Under his leadership the diocese has launched the Catholic Service Corps, the Diocesan Leadership Institute, ongoing Strategic and Pastoral Planning, Foundations in Education to support Catholic schools, the Face of Prayer social media campaign, and other initiatives to renew the liturgical and pastoral life of the diocese.
Born and raised in the Gravesend section Brooklyn, he was admitted to Yale University in 1977, and transferred to Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception, where he graduated summa cum laude. After briefly working in the publishing industry, he was ordained to the priesthood on May 16, 1987, in the chapel of the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, Queens.
A noted catechist, Bishop Caggiano was invited by Pope Benedict XVI to deliver World Youth Day talks in Sydney in 2008, Madrid in 2011, and by Pope Francis to serve as a catechist at World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, 2013. In 2016, he led a delegation of almost 300 young people to World Youth Day in Krakow, where he served as a catechist. More recently he delivered a major talk at World Youth Day REUNITE held in Washington, D.C.
He presently serves on four committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis; Subcommittee on the Catechism; Orthodox Union Catholic Dialogue; Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Bishop Caggiano speak at our Communion Breakfast. We appreciate him taking time to speak since he has such a hectic schedule”, said St. Matthew Knight and Family Communion Breakfast chairman, Ron Miller.
Bishop Caggiano will engage the crowd with his wit and down to earth personality on June 3rd. He will speak about the importance of family. The breakfast will cost $15 per person; however, children 10 and under are free. For reservations, please go to https://squareup.com/store/kofc14360 or contact Ron Miller at 203-561-0523 or George Ribellino at 203-856-7101.